The Annual Maxwell Shepherd Memorial Invitational Exhibition at the Gallery on the Green in Canton will offer an exhibition of prints by the renowned American artist Robert Cottingham. Selected from the personal collection of the artist, a longtime Newtown resident, the collection on view will include lithographs, woodcuts, and etchings, and display many of the best-known themes and images from Mr Cottingham’s exploration of urban and industrial America.
Weaving Workshops with Hanna Roehes, "Knuts About Knitting," a Middle Eastern dance and rhythm workshop for children, and a performance by the award-winning flute-bass trombone duo Tütenschleider have all been added to the offerings at HealingNewtown Arts Space.
The Animal Center of Newtown will host a Spring Adoption Event for Dogs on Saturday, April 20. The event will be at Your Healthy Pet, 224 South Main Street, and will run from 10 am until 1 pm. The center has a larger than average number of puppies who need...
Families United in Newtown (FUN) will present a night of classical music on Saturday, April 27, at 7:30 pm, at Newtown United Methodist Church. This concert will feature the music of Albeniz, Bach, Debussy, Sibelius, and Tàrrega. Performers will include Lindsey Jones on violin, Yossi Kohrman-Glaser on guitar, Wesley Morlock on piano, and Tristan Speed, also playing the guitar. Admission is free, but FUN will be accepting donations at the door for continued support of its program as well as autism awareness efforts.
Winner of England’s 2010 Oliver Award, and a Broadway success when it starred Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett, Katori Hall’s "The Mountaintop" — in production until May 5 at TheaterWorks Hartford — is a surrealistic fantasy that incorporates real historic events and oratory, even as it mingles comic riffs with deeply tragic overtones and implications.
Former longtime Newtown resident Leslie Hudson-Tolles will have a one-woman exhibit of her paintings at Koenig FrameWorks, April 26-May 31. Ms Hudson-Tolles moved to Newtown in 1977 and stayed for over 30 years. She was one of the three original founders...
George “Spike” LeGrice has organized Spike’s Ride For Sandy Hook, an event taking place this weekend that will raise funds for the families of those killed on 12/14. Mr LeGrice has organized an outdoor event that he expects will have nearly 3,000 cars, bikes, and trucks on display at Lime Rock Racetrack on Saturday, April 13, from 9 am until 6 pm. Rain date is Sunday, April 14. In addition to the thousands of cars, trucks, and bikes on display, the show will feature live music, a drifting exhibition, a motorcycle stunt show and an Eastern Motor Racing Association track event.
Newtown Woman’s Club, GFWC, Inc., would like to invite prospective members to its next meeting on Thursday, April 18, at 11:30 am, at Capellaro’s Grove. The club promotes friendship among members, provides opportunities for organized interests and participation in social, cultural, philanthropic, intellectual and civic affairs in the Newtown community and beyond. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of each month, September through May, at area restaurants. A social hour, lunch, business meeting and program are held. The April meeting will feature a talk by Sydney Eddison, who will speak on easy ways to maintain your garden.
The multi-talented Francis A. Daley has chosen to explore the possibilities for laughter inherent in Ray Cooney's work with The Sherman Players production of Run For Your Wife, acknowledging in the playbill for the current production that while it has no more social significance than The Rocky Horror Picture Show it should at least offer some respite from today’s news headlines.